Luas to Broombridge Open On Saturday 9th December 2017
On Saturday 9th December 2017 passenger services started on the extension of the Green Line through the City Centre to Broombridge.
Construction started in June 2013 and has delivered 5.9km of track with 13 new Luas stops taking Luas through the city centre and north to Broombridge. The Luas line build is now part of the Luas Green Line.
Luas fares are zonal; you pay for the number of zones you travel through.
Most Luas zones didn’t change. When passenger services started on the Green Line extension the northern border of the Luas Central Zone became Broadstone – DIT stop and one new zone from Broadstone – DIT to Broombridge was added. There were no changes to the other Luas zones. Click here for a summary list of Luas fares.
If you are using Leap Card there is no change to the way you Touch On / Off your Leap Card on Luas. You will continue to Touch On before you get on the tram and Touch Off after you get off the tram. If you are using both lines you should Touch On and Off for the 1st tram trip and then after you change lines Touch On and Off for the 2nd tram trip. By Touching On/Off for each tram trip you will get the best value fare for your overall journey, you will have a valid ticket and you will have the flexibility to change your mind about the 2nd part of your journey.
Trams travelling north on the Green Line no longer terminate at St. Stephen’s Green. They continue through the city centre to O’Connell Upper and then either back southbound via Parnell stop or continue northbound to Broombridge via Dominick stop.
In the city centre there is a single-track loop on the Luas system. Tracks split at College Green. The single track going north goes along Westmoreland Street, across O’Connell Bridge and along O’Connell Street. On Parnell Street the tracks join up again to head north via Dominick stop to Broombridge. Also on Parnell street a single track turns east onto Parnell Street and heads south from Parnell stop on Marlborough Street, across Rosie Hackett Bridge, along Hawkins Street and College Street. At College Green, the tracks join up again.
New Red & Green Line Interchange:
There is now an interchange between the Green and Red Lines at O’Connell – GPO / Abbey Street / Marlborough stops.
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Travelling north on the Green Line get off the tram at O’Connell - GPO stop, walk 2 mins (140m) to Abbey Street stop and board a Red Line tram westbound to Saggart or Tallaght or eastbound to Connolly or The Point.
Travelling south on the Green Line get off the tram at Marlborough stop, walk 1 min (100m) to Abbey Street stop and board a Red Line tram westbound to Saggart or Tallaght or eastbound to Connolly or The Point.
Travelling on the Red Line get off the tram at Abbey Street stop. To travel north walk 2 mins (140m) to O’Connell - GPO stop and board a Green Line tram northbound to Parnell or Broombridge. To travel south walk 1 min to Marlborough stop and board a Green Line tram southbound to Sandyford or Brides Glen.
Operating Hours, Frequency and Journey Times:
The new stops have similar operating hours to the rest of the Luas network. Exact operating hours vary by stop and direction of service. Click here to look at Luas Operating Hours.
The new stops have the similar operating frequency as the rest of the Luas network. Exact operating frequency varies by stop and direction of service. Click here to look at Luas Frequency.
It takes approximately 25 minutes to get from St. Stephen’s Green stop to Broombridge stop or from Broombridge stop to St. Stephen’s Green stop.
New Luas Leap Card Off Peak City Centre Fare:
The National Transport Authority introduced introductory Luas Leap Card Off Peak fares. These fares will be available for 1 year after the opening of the extension. This fare costs €1.00 for an Adult or Student and €0.50 for a Child.
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This fare applies to travel within the following area: Parnell in the North, St. Stephen's Green in the South, Jervis in the West and Busáras / Connolly / George's Dock in the East. This fare is available during Off Peak Hours. Off Peak Hours are any time other than 07:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday. Click here to see more about this Leap Card Off Peak City Centre Fare.
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